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Intellectual Property

We recognize the importance of intellectual property whether through a patent, licensing of software, copyright, invention disclosures, trademarks, or trade secrets.


Since 1947 we have earned more than 1,400 U.S. patents. As part of a long-held tradition, patent rights arising from sponsored research at the Institute can be assigned to the client. SwRI generally retains the rights to Institute-funded advancements. We also help clients pursue patents for their sponsored research. If you are interested in licensing SwRI IP, contact our General Counsel’s Office at +1 210 522 5560.


Patent Number Date Of Issue Title of Invention Inventors
3,395,564 08/05/1968 Elastomeric Strain Module & Method of Calibration

Leonard W. Rastrelli; Eugene L. Anderson

3,412,243 11/18/1968 X-ray Apparatus for Measuring Internal Strains in an Elastomeric Body Having Spaced Embedded Therein

Russell D. Williams; Eugene L. Anderson; Leonard U. Rastrelli

3,425,399 02/03/1969 Stratified Charge Gas Engine

Raymond G. Ward; Julius E. Witzky

3,427,872 02/17/1969 Method & System for Investigating the Stress Condition of Magnetic Materials

Richard W. Leep; Richard L. Pasley

3,431,551 03/03/1969 Depth Measuring Ultrasonic Transceiver

William L. Rollwitz; Harvey S. Benson

3,436,538 03/31/1969 Method of Measuring Fissionable Material Content of Fuels

Demetrios L. Basdekas

3,440,064 04/21/1969 Fire-Retardant Sulphur Compositions

Allen C. Ludwig

3,446,298 05/26/1969 Weighing Apparatus

William E. Cory; Melvin A. Schrader

3,461,577 08/18/1969 Method of & Apparatus for Materials Displacing Material (REDSOD)

John M. Clark, Jr.; Robinson N. Brown; Roger H. Hemion

3,490,024 01/12/1970 Direction Finder

William M. Sherrill; Richard Lorenz